Head of Major Giving
Head of Major Giving
An excellent role working for a truly lifesaving charity.
As one of the most successful and dynamic charities in the UK, The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Each of our services works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible. We are compassionate, courageous and creative in everything we do and we care about our patients, our supporters, our partners and our colleagues.
We’re one of the UK’s fastest growing charities; due to a restructure we need you to help us deliver our ambitious income strategy.
Position: Head of Major Giving
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: £40-50K pa, dependent on experience, plus benefits
Closing Date: 2/11/2016
About the role:
The purpose of this role is to develop, manage and grow major gifts. This includes the cultivation of relationships with HNWI and other high profile supporters.
The post holder will develop and implement a major donor strategy as part of the overall fundraising strategy and ensure they maximise the potential income from major donors. You will create networking opportunities to source and establish new relationships, whilst providing leadership and direction to the team, building excellent relationships and support the on-going work with existing patrons and ambassadors.
The successful candidate will be an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of securing major gifts. Good working knowledge of philanthropy trends, events and legislation in the UK is essential, as is experience of developing and managing major givers and high net worth individuals. You will need to be a confident user of MS Office and have demonstrable skills in diplomacy, tact and engagement of high profile individuals.
Experience of high profile event management is vital, you will also need to be able to generate and manage a significant size budget and have up to date knowledge of UK charity law and best practice.
It is desirable that you have experience of working for a national UK registered charity, and have a relevant fundraising, sales or marketing qualification. Experience of Raiser’s Edge (or similar databases) and possess Membership of The Institute of Fundraising or accredited professional bodies.
This role is London based and you will be required to travel around the UK where necessary.
This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received. Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
You may have experience of the following: Head of Major Giving, Charities, Head of Fundraising, Not For Profit, Fundraiser, Major Giving, Donor Manager, Third Sector, Charity, Donor Management, Committee Manager, Corporate Fundraising etc.
This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.